City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Visiting Edinburgh


Mary King's Ghost Fest

A series of ghostly walks and ghoulish events at a number of venues form this the fifth festival of infamous Edinburgh spirits.

Lord Provost to Welcome 50 Skye Terriers to Chambers

Greyfriars Bobby

Lord Provost George Grubb will welcome fifty Skye Terriers to the city's Lothian Chambers tomorrow (3.45pm) to commemorate the 150th anniversary of one of Edinburgh's most enduring and loveable ico

Time-lapse Brothers Release New Edinburgh Movie

The two brothers who had a YouTube hit with their time-lapse short film of Edinburgh entitled Koya Moments have released a new film using similar techniques to capture Edinburgh's

Edinburgh Zoo To Open World's Largest Chimpanzee Enclosure

Lorna Hughes with Budongo Trail Chimp

Edinburgh Zoo will be opening the largest chimpanzee enclosure in the world on Friday 2 May.

Edinburgh Castle Web Site Part of Brand Make-over

It might be surprising that Scotland's most visited, paying tourist attraction, with 1.2 million visitors a year, did not have its own web site up until last month.

Whisky Fair Puts Focus On Real Scotch

The 8th annual Whisky Distillers Fair takes place today at the Scotch Whisky Experience from 11am. Distillers attending the tasting experience include Dewar's, Tullibardine, Bowmore, Tomatin, Glenfarclaus and Bunnahabain.

Edinburgh Doors Open Day

Buildings, private gardens, and venues across Edinburgh, normally closed off to the general public, throw open their portals and doors as part of the Doors Open Day this Saturday.

Beltane Fire Festival Origins and Beltane Today

Beltane 2006 Flier

Edinburgh's Beltane festival originates from Scottish and Irish Gaelic pre-Christian times. The word Beltane is thought to have derived from a Gaelic-Celtic word meaning "bright/sacred fire."

A Description of the Beltane Ceremony Stage by Stage

Beltane 2012 May Queen and Green Man

The Beltane Fire Festival is an annual festival marking the arrival of Summer held on the top of Calton Hill.